Bibb County Sheriff’s Office: Homicide rate up 75%


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County’s homicide rate increased by 75% in the last year.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office released their annual crime statistics for 2015. Rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults and auto thefts all decreased. Burglaries increased by 16%.

Bibb County Crime Stats for 2015.
Bibb County Crime Stats for 2015.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says over the last year, he’s seen an increase in repeat offenders.

“Some of the people that we capture for burglary, they’re not serving much of their time. They get a great amount of time in prison, but they only serve a very small portion of it. So we’re beginning to see repeat offenders,” Davis said.

Because of the increase, the sheriff’s office implemented two burglary task force initiatives in various neighborhoods.


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